March 24, 1984 Five students — "criminal" John Bender, "athlete" Andrew Clark, "brain" Brian Johnson, "basket case" Allison Reynolds, and "princess" Claire Standish — report for Saturday morning detention at Shermer High School in the Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois.
And so it begins. The 30th anniversary of the detention date. This coming of age cult comedy classic.
Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.
I think I just watched it for Molly Ringwald. Something about red hair. And now she is a jazz singer and coming to a city near me. Hmmmm